Get Involved, become a published author with us!

Mission Statement

There is evidence in the literature that juniors can learn a great deal from teaching their peers or near-peers. It gives them the opportunity to expand and consolidate existing knowledge. The writing process encourages juniors to develop editing, reviewing, and research skills that they may not have otherwise developed. Effective writing requires the ability to communicate thoughts in a clear and precise manner. It also requires good time management, prioritization, and commitment, and the structure of the publishing group gives juniors the opportunity to work in large, multidisciplinary teams that include non-medical professionals.

The time and the enthusiasm of juniors is an untapped resource for developing and diversifying the medical textbook library. This project aims to create an organization through which junior-led publishing can thrive, while ensuring accuracy is maintained with expert review. It has the capacity to expand, and we welcome juniors to approach us so that they can be part of the team.

Zeshan Qureshi BM BSc(Hons) MSc

Zeshan Qureshi BM BSc(Hons) MSc

Academic Clinical Fellow (International Child Health) Great Ormond Street and Institute of Child Health, Honorary Clinical Tutor - University of Edinburgh

Zeshan Qureshi is a Paediatrician based at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Southampton, and has published and presented research work extensively and internationally in the fields of pharmacology and medical education. Whilst working in Edinburgh he was part of the leadership team developing a near peer teaching programme, where by junior doctors, throughout South-East Scotland, were both trained to teach, and delivered teaching across every hospital in the area.

These books are an extension of this philosophy: that junior doctors and fresh graduates know how to express complex ideas in order for it to be easily understood from a students perspective. That junior doctors can teach, and write in a complimentary way to senior doctors: one that is friendly and fun, easy to read and relevant to both exams, and the day to day to life of junior doctors.

In 2015, he won the “New Leader Award” from the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) in recognition of his services to medical education in his career to date.

Contributors

These books are an extension of this philosophy: that junior doctors and fresh graduates know how to express complex ideas in order for it to be easily understood from a students perspective. That junior doctors can teach, and write in a complimentary way to senior doctors: one that is friendly and fun, easy to read and relevant to both exams, and the day to day to life of junior doctors.

Contact Us

Are you a medical trainee, a student, a doctor or medical professional? We’d love to hear from you for feedback or if you would like to contribute towards the Unoffical Guide to Medicine series.

Pin It on Pinterest